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Southern Miss Golden Eagles
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2019 Southern Miss Golden Eagles
NCAA-USA-Southern Miss main logo NCAA-USA-Southern MIss Black primary helmet
First season 1912
Athletic director Bill McGillis
Head coach Jay Hopson
2nd year, 4–20 ()
Other staff Chip Lindsey (OC)
David Duggan (DC)
Home stadium M. M. Roberts Stadium
Year built 1932
Stadium capacity 36,000
Stadium surface Sports Exe Momentum Turf
Location Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi
League NCAA Division I FBS
Conference Conference USA
All-time history
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Historical Teams
1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All-time record 552–403–27 ()
Postseason bowl record 10–10 ()
Claimed national titles 2
Conference titles 8
Consensus All-Americans 0
Current uniform
NCAA-USA-Southern Miss Jerseys
Colors Black and Gold

             


Fight song Southern Miss to the Top
Mascot Seymour d'Campus
Marching band Pride of Mississippi Marching Band
Outfitter Russell Athletic
Rivals Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Memphis Tigers
Tulane Green Wave
Website SouthernMiss.com

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, also known as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, are a member of the NCAA FBS Conference USA. The Golden Eagles play their home games at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and are currently coached by Jay Hopson.

HistoryEdit

Football classificationsEdit

Conference affiliationsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

National championshipsEdit

Year Overall Record Coach Selector
1958 9–0 Thad Vann United Press International College Division
1962 9–1 Thad Vann United Press International College Division

Conference championshipsEdit

Year Overall Record Conference Record Coach Conference
1948 7–3 4–0 Reed Green Gulf States Conference
1950 5–5 3–1 Thad Vann Gulf States Conference
1951 6–5 4–0 Thad Vann Gulf States Conference
1996

|| 8–3 || 4–1 || Jeff Bower || Conference USA

1997 9–3 6–0 Jeff Bower Conference USA
1999 9–3 6–0 Jeff Bower Conference USA
2003 9–4 8–0 Jeff Bower Conference USA
2011 12-2 6–2 Larry Fedora Conference USA
† Denotes co-champions

Home stadiumEdit

M. M. Roberts StadiumEdit

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Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M. M. Roberts Stadium is nicknamed "The Rock at Southern Miss" and boasts a seating capacity of 36,000. The stadium history dates back to October 29, 1932 when the State Teachers College defeated Spring Hill College, 12-0, as some 4,000 fans looked on from wooden bleachers. On this homecoming date, the playing field was dedicated as "Faulkner Field" in honor of local businessman L. E. Faulkner, who provided the materials and equipment to build the original facility. The stadium was dedicated on September 25, 1976, with Southern Miss hosting intrastate-rival Ole Miss. Since the opening of M. M. Roberts Stadium in 1976, Southern Miss has accumulated a winning percentage of 73% at home. In 1989, the playing field had a new irrigation system installed. The Robert "Ace" Cleveland Press Box and president's box was renovated and chairback seating was added to the west side of the stadium. In 2002, the lighting system was upgraded to provide brighter lighting and two new poles were added, one in each end zone. The playing field at Roberts Stadium underwent a name change in the 2004 summer when it was renamed Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium in honor of entrepreneur Gene Carlisle who provided the contribution for the installation of a new playing surface, Momentum Turf by Sportexe. A new state-of-the-art scoreboard was installed prior to the 2007 season. Other renovations and additions include such major projects as luxury suites, club-level seating, elevators on each side of the south end zone, and a visiting team locker room.

RivalriesEdit

Louisiana Tech BulldogsEdit

{| class="wikitable"|+Southern Miss–LA Tech: All-Time Record!Games played!First meeting!Last meeting

!USM wins !USM losses !Win % |- style="text-align:center;" |44 |November 28, 1935 (lost 0–27) |September 3, 2011 (won 19–17) |31 |13 |70.5% |}

Memphis TigersEdit

{| class="wikitable"|+Southern Miss–Memphis: All-Time Record!Games played!First meeting!Last meeting

!USM wins !USM losses !Ties !Win % |- style="text-align:center;" |62 |October 26, 1935 (won 12–0) |November 26, 2011 (won 44–7) |40 |21 |1 |65.6% |}

Tulane Green WaveEdit

{| class="wikitable"|+Southern Miss–Tulane: All-Time Record!Games played!First meeting!Last meeting

!USM wins !USM losses !Win % |- style="text-align:center;" |30 |October 13, 1979 (lost 19–20) |November 6, 2010 (won 46–30) |23 |7 |76.7% |}

Logos/UnifoemsEdit

Image galleryEdit

Former players/Notable alumniEdit

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CoachesEdit

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TraditionsEdit

Southern Miss to the TopEdit

The Southern Miss to the Top! Response Cheer is used among Southern Miss alumni, students and supporters. The initiator of the cheer says “Southern Miss!” The responder says “To the Top!” Hand signals accompany the cheer, which are two gestures upward with the index finger, done by both the initiator and responder.

The DistrictEdit

The District is located near the intersection of US Hwy 49 and Hardy Street. The historic district of campus is anchored by the five original buildings of the campus: Ogelee Tree Alumni House, The Honor House, College Hall, Forrest Hall, and Hattiesburg Hall. It is also the traditional tailgating site for students during football season. It is home to Lake Byron, which has served as a focal point for many university activities and several weddings.

Eagle WalkEdit

The Eagle Walk is found underneath the upper deck of M. M. Roberts Stadium. Two hours prior to football game day, a cannon is fired, which begins the procession. ROTC, The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, University officials, and football players make a march through this street to the cheers of thousands of fans. Every fall, the incoming freshman give the walls and street a "fresh coat of paint" as they have done for half a century.

SeasonsEdit

Recent season standingsEdit

RefeerencesEdit

External LinksEdit

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